For unfathomable reasons, Hollywood has continually failed to successfully adapt the best video games and video game stories to feature films. And by 'successful' we mean financially and critically.
We’ve been saying it for years here on Screen Rant (and our sister site Game Rant), but this disappointing trend is on the verge of change. Of the many video game adaptations in slow development, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed already has an official release date, a script being redrafted and one of the most sought after actors in the business playing the lead(s). After game maker Ubisoft decided to form its own film company, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, they began with a plan to adapt three of their key game franchises into movies: Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed. The plan was/is to maintain creative control over their properties and talent involved – something old school Hollywood shied away from – but after various deals fell through they found a partner at New Regency Pictures who’s on board with the plan. Speaking with The Daily Beast about his role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, Fassbender provides an update on the status of the Assassin’s Creed film adaptation.